Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children
are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased
attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
Facts: 12 million elementary school children are on the free & reduced meal program. Nearly
58,000 children in 498 schools and 41 states are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack
The Power of $80 feeds a child on the weekends for a 38 week school year
What do we do?
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price
Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.
There are several ways to get involved. Whether you're adopting a school,
holding a fundraiser, donating or volunteering at a school, you can play a pivotal role in
improving the lives of kids in our community.